Paper mache dolls holds a special class of their own in doll history, representing some of the earlier models of dolls. This particular girl stands at a whopping 28” tall, with a wax over paper mache shoulder head construction, with original set paperweight eyes in a stunning blue. She has her original fixed blond mohair wig, in a short curly style, and stands on a cloth body, with wax over paper mache arms and lower legs. She’s adorned in an antique costume, with open embroidery details, so she comes out just stunning! She would make a wonderful addition to any collection.
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She has a wax over paper mache shoulder head, with affixed original blue paperweight eyes, with brown brows, and a closed mouth, with slightly-blushed features. She has an original affixed blond mohair wig, in a short, curly style. She stands at a big 28” tall, with a cloth body, and wax over paper mache arms and lower legs.
She wears a beautiful antique white cotton gown, with eyelet embroidery and raised flower embroidery details, with long sleeves. A blue ribbon wraps around the waist, while underneath she wears a white cotton antique full slip, with snap button back closure. She wears a matching antique half slip as well, a matching pair of pantaloons, and a white cotton chemise. White cotton socks and a pair of cream felt shoes adorn her feet.
CONDITION: Very good antique condition. The wax over paper mache head does have some minor to moderate wear, although it is not to be unexpected, as these types of dolls are generally some of the older dolls available, and have thus sustained much wear over the many years. Wax is also a rather delicate material; this is seen in the case of this particular doll with some areas of faint areas of subtle crazing to the left and right sides of the face; however, luckily, the front portion of the face has avoided this kind of wear. The face is rather clear of issues, with only some slight rubbing and areas where the wax has only partially been rubbed, such as to the top lip. The eyes are good, and set well, with bold blue irises. The shoulder plate has some minor nicks and scratches to the surface, and the corners to the back of the plate have been chipped. The hands and feet are very good, however, with bright and bold painting of the wax, with no major issues. The cloth body is good, with only some typical discoloration and browning. The antique costume is an antique selection of pieces, which are very good, with only some minor wear. The wig is soft and supple, with a nice blond color, and is affixed to the head. Please look at the photos closely when inspecting the doll’s condition, as these types of dolls generally suffer quite a bit of wear over the years!
*Please note that the price shown for this doll was calculated by factoring in the doll’s condition carefully. The doll’s condition is described fully in the "Condition" paragraph above. Any damage or flaws are carefully evaluated as to the manner in which they may reduce the retail value of this item. Unless there is some major issue we overlooked in the condition report, we decline to entertain any proposals for price reductions due to a less than perfect condition report. Most dolls that are over 100 years old will have encountered issues over the years and perfection is rare when it comes to antiques.
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Exquisite 28” Antique Wax Over Paper Mache Child Doll with Paperweight Eyes